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How I get my story ideas

At Capclave, Bud Sparhawk said that he’d been asked “Where do you get ideas?” on a past panel.  He jokingly said that he paid a guy $5 a week and was sent a postcard with an idea on it.  661 more words

Writing

Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

I found this copy of Gillian Flynn’s first novel at my library book sale, so it was worth a pick up. I was definitely interested to read more from this author. 519 more words

Challenges

What the Panda ate

I have a new respect for copy editors. I really, truly do. I now understand just how annoying it is when you have to undo over 4000 versions of the ‘yob’s comma’ as termed by Lynne Truss, author of… 544 more words

Writing

Death and a Quick Pen

I write fast.

When I start a novel, I write two thousand words at a sitting, twice a day. There was a time when I wrote every day until I finished whatever I was working on. 672 more words

News

The Full Ridiculous by Mark Lamprell

In The Full Ridiculous, a novel by Australian author Mark Lamprell, Michael O’Dell goes for a jog one morning and is hit by a car. 1,127 more words

Contemporary Fiction

Shocking revelations about debut novels

Silk’s Post #99 — Maybe “shocking” is a bit strong, or maybe I’m just easily shocked. Or maybe it’s just a cheap trick of a headline. 1,248 more words

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